We don't need much enticing to book a trip to Thailand, but if we did, $1 hotel rooms would just about do it.
A newly proposed tourism campaign in Phuket could offer hotel rooms to foreign tourists for just $1 per night once the city opens up to vaccinated travellers this summer. Rooms in Phuket usually go for about 1,000 to 3,000 baht per night ($30-$100) – but you don't need us to tell you that pretty much anything for $1 is a serious deal.
Dubbed the 'One-night, one-dollar' campaign, it was proposed by the Tourism Council of Thailand and has been submitted to the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports for approval. If the program is approved and proves successful, it could be expanded to other popular tourist destinations in Thailand like Koh Samui or Bangkok.
Phuket is planning to open to vaccinated visitors on July 1 and will be the first destination in Thailand to accept travellers without a mandatory quarantine. The rest of the country plans to waive quarantine requirements for vaccinated tourists by October.
Remember, many countries are still warning against all non-essential travel and some are quarantining all overseas arrivals, including their own returning citizens. Check all the relevant restrictions before you think about travelling.